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Judge finds Operation Streamline protesters guilty

Twelve immigration activists were found guilty Tuesday on two charges relating to their arrests during an October 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying immigrants slated for the federal government's fast-track immigration court known as Operation Streamline. ... Read more»

Experts: Border spending 'a shot in the dark' without better data

Border agencies know all about miles of fence and officers on the ground, but such "brute force" numbers do little to show the actual success or failure of border security policy, experts said. Without that data, border spending decisions are little more than "a shot in the dark." ... Read more»1

Tucson cranks up bike-share planning

The city released a map of possible stations for a proposed bike-sharing system Tuesday. Concentrated in Downtown and near the University of Arizona, the plan includes bike rental spots as far afield as Reid Park, Pima College's West Campus and South Tucson. ... Read more»

Decades later, families wait as tribal relocation office struggles

A plan to end an age-old land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi was supposed to take five years and $41 million, but 30 years and $564 million later families are still waiting to be moved. No one seems happy with the relocation effort. But few want to see it go away – yet. ... Read more»

Chile is harvesting Latin America's 1st legal medical marijuana

Chile aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients.... Read more»

Remembering Raul Castro, Arizona’s first and only Hispanic governor

Castro, who died Friday at age 98, had a rough childhood in the border community of Douglas that included walking miles to school while white kids took the bus and wondering where his next meal would come from. He wandered as a hobo for a time and boxed on the side to make ends meet.... Read more»

DEA gets sued for spying on Americans' int'l phone calls

Human Rights Watch wants to make sure the U.S. drug agency terminates and never restarts its bulk phone data collection.... Read more»

FactChecking Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has announced she will run for president in the 2016 race. Here’s a look back at some of the claims from Clinton that we’ve fact-checked over the years.... Read more»1

Barber: Not running again, cites family

Just months after losing his congressional seat by just 167 votes, Ron Barber has decided that he won't run for Congress again, saying that although he "enjoyed the job immensely," he was forced to miss "precious time" with his grandchildren.... Read more»3

Fort Huachuca plans ‘buffer’ against development; conservationists skeptical

A trio of federal agencies announced this week that Fort Huachuca will be part of a program aimed at preventing land development around bases, to aid military operations while protecting vulnerable environments. Conservationists are skeptical.... Read more»1

McCain’s announcement kicks off what is likely to be costly, fierce race

When U.S. Sen. John McCain announced his intention this week to run for election to a sixth term in 2016, he said he was ready for a fight from any challengers who might want to take him on. He may well get one. Political analysts say McCain will almost surely face an expensive campaign with challengers likely from both the left and the right.... Read more»2

APS holding co. was largest donor to 2014 federal campaigns in Arizona

Pinnacle West Capital and its employees were the largest non-party contributors to federal candidates in Arizona in the last election cycle, giving $187,783 to House and Senate candidates in the 2014 midterm election cycle.... Read more»

Sources: Ron Barber looking at rematch with Martha McSally

Just months after losing his congressional seat by just 167 votes, Ron Barber is looking ahead to the next election, eyeing a rematch with freshman Republican Martha McSally, political insiders said Friday. Barber won't tip his hand until Sunday morning, when he'll "announce his plans for 2016," his campaign said.... Read more»

UA asks for tuition increases to cover half of cuts in state funding

The UA is asking for a 4-10.9 percent tuition increase for all incoming undergrads, and a 2.75-5.8 percent increase for current students who did not sign up for a guaranteed tuition plan last fall.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Face drought with water policies that reinforce conservation ethic

We've all seen the news coming out of California. The governor there has imposed restrictions on all 400 water agencies that serve that state and mandated a 25 percent cut in urban water usage. Here in Tucson, we have a strong conservation ethic, and one of my goals as a councilman is to make sure our water policies reflect and reinforce that. ... Read more»

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